“I tell you I loved it so much I’ve already read it twice. I’m gonna tell y’all this book is everything you wanted to know and so much you didn’t even know you wanted to know it’s a tour de force I gotta say I laughed and I cried it is exquisitely written. She just opens up herself it’s so vulnerable and I’d say that even if I didn’t know her I knew I had to choose it as my latest book club selection cuz it’s so great I couldn’t not choose it so I want the whole world to read this book I know everybody already is pre-ordering and if you’re in a book club I tell you you should read it together. It is Michelle Obama’s personal story of course but I know it’s gonna spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming.”
Oprah & Michelle Obama Discuss Becoming
“Among the reasons the former First Lady’s memoir became the bestselling book: She’s lived a life like no other, yet she knows how to make you relate.”–People’s Best Books of 2018 (#2)
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From the very first pages of “Becoming” I knew I wanted EVERYONE to read it. I loved it so much I’ve already read it twice. I’ve known Michelle for 14 years, but this book is so open and vulnerable, I felt like she was in my ear. BOOK CLUBS EVERYWHERE – you’ll want to make this your next selection. amazon.com/oprahsbookclub #IAmBecoming
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.